Sara Thompson

Sara Thompson
Address: 
CSPAC 1801

Sara is a 3rd year PhD student currently teaching THET223: Text and Context, and developing her own course, entitled "Shakespearean Actors and Actresses", which will be offered in the Spring. She was the Director of Shakespeare Camp for MNCPCC this past summer, and had an article published titled “‘So That’s Where that Phrase Comes From’ Moments and Taffety Punks: Some Thoughts on the State of Theatre Reviewing in Washington, DC” in the 40th anniversary special issue Cahiers Elisabethains, “‘Nothing if Not Critical’: International Perspectives on Shakespearean Theatre Reviewing”.

Education/Training: 

M.A. in Shakespeare Studies, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK; B.A. in Theatre and B.A. in English, UNC-Greensboro

Professional Affiliations:

Shakespeare Association of America, American Society for Theatre Research

Representative Publications/Research Activities:

“‘So That’s Where that Phrase Comes From’ Moments and Taffety Punks: Some Thoughts on the State of Theatre Reviewing in Washington, DC,” Cahiers Elisabethains (40th Anniversary Special Issue);
Review- “2009 ‘Reviewing Shakespearean Theatre’ Conference and Royal Shakespeare Company’s As You Like It,” Upstart Crow, Vol. 29 (2010);
“The RSC Histories: An Interview” with Kath Bradley; In Cahiers Elisabethains, No. 73, (Spring 2008);
Review- “Taming of the Shrew at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol”; In Cahiers Elisabethains, No. 73 (Spring 2008);
Papers presented at the World Shakespeare Congress (Prague, 2011);
Shakespeare Association of America Conference (Seattle, 2011; Chicago, 2010); and
British Graduate Conference (Stratford-upon-Avon, 2009, 2008, 2006)

Honors/Awards:

Recipient of TDPS International Initiatives Committee funding to attend the World Shakespeare Congress in Prague (2011); Chair of the Eleventh Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (2009); Recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Josephine Hege Award (UNCG); Katherine Smith Reynolds Scholarship (UNCG)